Photoblog automation using iOS Shortcuts, Mk II


Shortcut automation, Mk II

Trying a photo publishing workflow to Hugo using iOS Shortcuts app. It’s almost working, but still a little funky. I still can’t get it to save the Hugo file as a .md file rather than .txt, so I’ll need to rename the file before publishing. But, still. Handy.

This Shortcut currently lets me pick a photo from Photos, resizes it to 750px wide for use on my blog, saves it where I tell it (but this could be done better…) then asks me for a title and description before generating a Hugo file entry with proper frontmatter. That can definitely be refined, but it’s a start.

here’s what it looks like. still lots of rough spots, but workable.